Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Systematic pathology II - CARDIOLOGIA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Flavio Luciano Ribichini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Lezioni 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 18, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes


To learn about the interactions of cardiovascular anatomy and function.

Bases of cardiovascular pathology and the most commonly used cardiovascular active drugs.

To be able to understand the most common cardiovascular diseases present on acute and chronic patients, and to establishe the most comon differencial diagnosis.

Expected bases:
The student should be confident with the bases of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and the knowledge of the most common systemic diseases that affect the normal cardiovascular function.


Course table of contents

Chapter 1
Anatomy of the heart and vessels

Chapter 2
Cardiovascular physiology, and bases of hemodynamics
The cardiac cycle
Bases of electrocardiography
Pulmonary gas exchange
Tissue perfusion
Cardio-vascular hemodynamics

Chapter 3
Diagnostic techniques based on physiopathology
Electrocardiogram, stress test and Holter-loop recorder
Chest X-ray and CT scan
Angiography and heart catheterization

Chapter 4
Ischemic heart disease
Epidemiology and risk factors
Atherosclerosis and chronic coronary artery disease
Acute coronary syndromes
Acute myocardial infarction
Myocardial revascularization techniques

Chapter 5
Syncope and arrhythmias
Brady and tachy arrhythmias

Chapter 6
Heart failure, heart valve disease and cardiomyopathies
Cardiac dyspnea
Right and left heart failure
Valve heart disease

Chapter 7
Cardio-active drugs
Anti-ischemic drugs
Anti-hypertensive agents
Anti-arrhythmic drugs
Anti-platelet agents and anti-coagulants

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Fauci, Braunwald, Kasper, Houser, Longo, Jameson, Loscalzo Harrison Practice. Cardiologia McGraw-Hill Education 2012 8808185494
Dennis L. Kasper, Eugene Braunwald, Anthony Fauci, Stephen Hauser, Dan Longo, J. Larry Jameson Harrison - Principi di Medicina Interna.2 voll. (Edizione 19) McGraw-Hill, Milano 2015
J-W.Hurst Il cuore Ed. Mc Graw-Hill Libri - Italia  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview

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